Manual Therapy: How Do You Measure It?

The title of this blog was inspired by a slide I found on Twitter, by Dr. Chad Cook PT (@chadcookpt) during his lecture at the 2017 New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Conference. Dr. Cook’s slide offered five points on manual therapy; this blog will focus on the fourth point.

Manual therapy is a better choice for pain modulation than…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

I know, I know…you may be tired of blogs and memes and commercials encouraging you to be grateful this month. I’m still going to talk about it, because I think it’s really important and can shape our clinical practices!

There have actually been quite a few recent studies demonstrating that cultivating gratitude can be extremely beneficial to…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: The Practice Freedom Method with Dr. Jamey Schrier

This week, on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, Dr. Larry Benz chats with Dr. Jamey Schrier. In 2004, Jamey was facing the soul-crushing struggles of private practice ownership. He couldn’t figure out how to grow his business without sacrificing his family, income or time.

Jamey invested the next 9 years, and more than $300,000, to learn how…

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EIM Inside Leadership Podcast: Attached to an Outcome

On this week’s EIM Inside Leadership Podcast with Dr. Daphne Scott, Daphne discusses what happens to us when we become attached to an outcome. Goal setting is fantastic and essential, however, since we don’t control every aspect of achieving a goal, being attached to that outcome can be detrimental. There are three rituals that can help us achieve…

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Clinical Podcast: HRV to Balance the Nervous System with Dr. Amy Lichon

Today, on the EIM Clinical Podcast, Dr. Jeff Moore and Dr. John Childs are joined by Dr. Amy Lichon who is an anesthesiologist in Fort Collins, Colorado. Amy has a particular interest in endurance sports and, particularly, using heart rate variability (HRV) as a way to assess a balance between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system.

Today, John, Jeff…

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EIM Inside Leadership Podcast: Develop Yourself and Develop Others

It’s the EIM Inside Leadership Podcast with Dr. Daphne Scott! Today, Daphne talks about developing yourself and others and why it is so HUGELY important. Developing yourself and others can be really easy NOT to do. We always find excuses or other “more important” or even timely things that get in the way of developing ourselves. Daphne discusses reasons…

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Aren’t We All Using Manual Therapy?

Over the past year or so, I have increasingly been reading, hearing or engaging in conversations regarding manual therapy and its “place” within physical therapy.  It is clear that manual therapy is popular with addressing musculoskeletal conditions and is supported in the medical literature.  However, manual therapy has been taking on more criticism, which is not a bad thing.  The…

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When Pain Education Isn’t Enough

Although I truly appreciate all the work that has been done in the pain sciences world, it still isn’t enough to help guide our clinical decision making process.

I have unanswered questions: which patients are the best candidates for pain education? How soon should a change occur? How much of a change is enough to warrant a positive response…

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